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Kane

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    2001 V11 Sport, 1978 850-T3, 2009 Ducati Hypermotard 1100.
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  1. Ouch! I hope you get your tooth sorted, guzzler. So many of these pics look like somewhere in Montana. Or Montana looks like somewhere Down Under.
  2. https://www.nickadamswriting.com/ Nick is a classical Man's Man. Intelligent, witty, articulate, tough as nails and free! And he has damn good taste in motorbikes!
  3. Is that the Sport livery? I borrowed a V4S MS for a weekend and thought it was a pretty fine machine. The radar blind spot warning lights and the assisted cruise control is awesome. I can’t wait until someone comes up with accessory radar stuff to be added to any bike. There is a lot to love about the bike. Long valve adjustment intervals, great power and very smooth and easy to ride, you can hammer it like a superbike and it will step up, or ride it like a very nimble two-up touring bike. I did not take it off road. A few very good riders have told me it’s the best bike they have ever owned or ridden. It was very nice, but didn’t totally blow my mind like all the hype set me up for. I might try a Stelvio just because I am prejudiced toward Guzzis and want one of the 8v motors, but I am a Guzzi fanatic more than a Ducati fan, and I think most reasonable people will find the V4 Multistrada to be way superior to the Stelvio or GS. I don’t say V85 because that is not in the full size adventure bike class as the others. The KTM 1290 may be the best if you are big bike true adventure riding and not just touring around or staying on asphalt canyons.
  4. Very nice. Looks pristine. Love the black and red combo. Red frames rock! So Italian!
  5. I’ve got a green one on the bike, and a black on in reserve, but what the heck, if you’re going through to trouble of doing another run, I‘ll take one. They’re great! Chuck, you are awesome, and this place rocks, so I’m in. What color are you thinking for this batch?
  6. There ya go! That’s the new version set up more like a sport touring bike with more windscreen and stretched out ergos. I wonder what fresh tires are on it? People get wild hares up their arses ‘bout rubber. Could be a PO sorting it to suit them more than what came on the bike. Yes, it’s modern and angular, and when you get a chance to ride it you won’t care because you will fall in love. You could go with a lovely new Duc Supersport for about the same price if you want a classic looking sport tourable ride, but the Tuono will be better at everything.
  7. It’s all about core strength and hugging the tank with your knees. When I started thinking about this it transformed riding my V11 for me. Try to keep the pressure off of your wrist, like your hands are almost floating on the bars, like playing the piano. This is why I put tank grips on my bike. It helps. Depending on what pants I was wearing, sometimes it was hard to grip the tank and not slide. Find a good Pilates studio and practice Pilates. It’s not like hippy-dippy yoga; it’s German and is very efficient. The Tuono is a fantastic bike, handles great, gobs of power, easy to ride. The new base model, the RR, not the Factory, now has a bit taller windscreen, more bar rise, and lower pegs. I have seen these bikes fitted with a rack and bags, and I think it would make an awesome sport touring bike. Are you near AF1 Racing? They probably have one you could demo.
  8. When I commute, almost all freeway, I'm averaging 33/34 mpg running mostly between 80-95 mph when the traffic allows, with some slogs between 35-50 mph, on Road 5's at 35 p.s.i. front and rear. My Ducati DS1100 bike gets around 38/40 mpg in the same conditions.
  9. docc, how often, or per X # oil changes, do you drop the sump pan?
  10. Kane

    Wild Guzzi

    No problem with the site on a Firefox browser. I guess it’s been resurrected.
  11. I am sure that this is not most people’s cup of tea, and yes it is deco and decadent and those 900cc jugs are audacious, but this has grown on me: For a retro bike I would be inclined to just buy an old bike, a loop frame or Norton Commando or Pan/shovel FLH, but for a new bike this might be fun to ride to the next Oktoberfest. I have not ridden one but have heard that they ride pretty good for being as big and heavy as they are, albeit a pretty low seat.
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